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Madness of the global warming cult

Dear Editor

Further to my TCW article on June 18, ‘Twenty-four reasons why Net Zero must be abandoned’, https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/twenty-four-reasons-why-net-zero-must-be-abandoned/ the UK is already feeling major cost of living effects as electricity prices rise dramatically. Here in Australia it is even worse. Our home electricity charges increased by 21 per cent last year and, with effect from next month, will increase by a frightening further 35 per cent.

Such is the madness of Australian governments with the country sitting on vast reserves of coal and gas which it will sell to other nations to burn and generate CO2 while forbidding their use at home.

An immediate and terrible result of the AGW cult.

David Wright

Bushwell, New South Wales

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Gove’s duplicity and moral corruption

Dear Editor

Did you see Laura Kuenssberg’s interview with Michael Gove on BBC One last Sunday? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-65922072 If ever there was an example of political duplicity and moral corruption, this was it. Gove was sitting on a fence so high he should enter the Olympic gymnastics team.

When confronted with the issue of the massive increase in mortgage rates and the parliamentary vote on the Johnson enquiry, he epitomised the state of political lies we now have to endure.

Pressed on what help home owners and renters might get he back-pedalled so fast he would qualify for the Tour of France. In one word, the Conservatives will do . . . nothing.

On the subject of the vote to approve the report censuring Johnson for violating his own Covid rules he said he would abstain.

There’s integrity for you. He believes in democracy but will not support the report of the Privileges Committee made up of . . . elected MPs!

All politicians like Gove do is lie and evade. That says all we need to know about our fraudulent democracy and the charlatans it attracts as MPs.

Malcolm Naylor
Ilkley

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Tell us the truth on wind power, Sir Keir

Dear Editor

If Sir Keir Starmer is going to accelerate the installation of wind farms (Telegraph, June 19) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/06/18/keir-starmer-labour-would-scrap-new-onshore-wind-farms-ban/ he will need to do some joined-up thinking because their output averages only around 30 per cent of their rated capacity and stored energy (eg in the form of H2) would have to make up for the 70 per cent shortfall.

For example, 50GW of power capacity 24 x 7 would equate to 333TWh of energy over the year, comprising 100TWh from wind farms and 233TWh from H2 energy storage. But the government plans only 10GW of H2 production per annum, equating to 87TWh assuming 100 per cent availability.

Also, electrolysers used to release H2 from water require more than 200 units (kJ) of input energy for every 100 units out, and the losses of the H2 combined cycle gas turbines, generating back into the grid, could be over 20 per cent. So even more wind energy is required to supply the electrolysers.

All of which means that a total wind farm nameplate capacity of around 250GW – plus H2 storage – is needed to meet an average 24 x 7 grid demand of 50GW, which is five times the planned wind farm capacity.

If the Labour leader has factored all of that in, then he should say so and give us the complete picture.

Roger J Arthur
W Sussex

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Johnson has finished the Tories for me

Dear Editor

What a splendid article by Frederick Edward (‘Are we the worthy successors of the D-Day generation?’ June 18). I experienced WWII: the London Blitz, the doodlebugs, the ATC and conscripted into the Royal Navy. Now we have a politician who has been found lying to the police and to parliament, reported as having been dismissed by two newspapers and a magazine for not telling the truth, but is being taken on by the Mail presumably to continue not to tell the truth. Other than the first election after the war and the 2019 election, I have always voted Conservative, but when I hear the parliament scumbags accusing the Parliamentary Committee on Standards of unfairness towards Johnson, I doubt I will vote Conservative again.

Raymond Wallis
West London

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